Working with associated animal shelters on a
non-profit basis, our first aim is to help find new homes for DOGS
and CATS that have been rescued from the streets of or elsewhere in Moscow and
to support a small number of shelters through donations (dog and cat
food, bowls, blankets, cat litter and litter boxes,
toys, vitamins, and funds needed for surgery and medications).
Some (but not all) of
the animals that are up for adoption have been examined
by a vet, neutered and vaccinated. However, most animal
shelters in Moscow do not have the necessary funds to
provide free vaccinations and neutering operations,
and it is therefore your responsibility to ensure that
the pet you are adopting is healthy and/or to provide
it with medical treatment if and as required.
IMPORTANT: Moscow Animals does not run any shelters in Russia! As the shelters we support operate at maximum capacity, it is not possible for
us to offer any shelter space!
If you have found a homeless dog or cat and would
like us to help you find a home for it, we
will post the information on our website. All
you need to do is e-mail us the text you would like
us to publish with your contact details and separate
.jpg or .gif files with photos of the animal you have rescued. We cannot, however, guarantee that the animal will find a home through our website and cannot be of assistance if a home is not found in time!
To stand the best chance of finding a new home, you
should offer the animal temporary shelter at your home or elsewhere (note: Moscow Animals cannot assist with this), have the dog or cat checked by a vet and,
if possible, vaccinated. We do not advocate profiteering
from stray adoption and cannot publish information on animals that are for sale on this website. We also do not publish information about animals that were born due to the animal's owner not having neutered the parent(s)!
Our second aim is to promote respect and compassion for animals and to encourage reponsible pet ownership. We strongly advocate NEUTERING as one of the hallmarks of responsible pet ownership and the most humane way to reduce the stray population.
This website also has a large ADVICE SECTION where you can find information on the import and export of pets
to/from the Russian Federation, contact details for vets and vetarinary clinics, pet stores and pet sitters in Moscow, as well as advice
on how to care for your pet.
For our logo we
have chosen the image of Laika, the Moscow street dog
who was the first living creature from earth to travel
in outer space. Laika represents for us the plight
of homeless animals everywhere - abandoned or exploited,
but rarely treated with the respect and compassion which
all living creatures deserve.
We believe that
animals, as living creatures, are entitled to legal
protection, moral and ethical consideration and have
a value beyond financial measurement. Our goal is to
achieve a wider recognition and acceptance of these
guiding principles, while working to alleviate the plight
of Moscow's street animals by finding homes for as many
of them as possible with responsible, caring, and loving
If you would like
to offer a home to one of our animals, need advice or
information about an animal welfare matter, or would
like to support our work, we would love to hear from
you! Please CONTACT US by e-mail if you have any questions, comments or suggestions!